This month we are lucky enough to be featured in the Wales Business Insider magazine, the business magazine for Wales with news, business advice and profiles of Welsh companies. The interview concentrates on how we as a Company and management team balance business, helping the community and working with old friends.
We are an independently-owned, limited company set up by three friends who grew up together. Geraint, Mark and Kevin are all local lads who have known each other since school. Having studied at University, they all returned to their home town to develop a business which encompassed their interests. We all have different but complementary skill sets which mean we work extremely well together. Having the same background and knowing each other since childhood means we all have the same core values which builds trust and respect within the management team.
In our opinion working with old school friends helps the business. Even in the most heated argument you can defuse the situation because you have known that person so long – for example by using nicknames from years ago. That raises a smile and can break the tension.
At the time we graduated from University employment opportunities in our locality were almost non-existent and we were forced to look further afield. The setting up of Call of the Wild provided the opportunity for us to move home and establish an enterprise that not only provided us with a living but gave us the chance to give something back to the community. This is very much part of our Company ethos. We take our corporate social responsibilities very seriously.
More information on Call of the Wild here